Quinn Lewis

FRESH: ‘Hanging On’ – Quinn Lewis

Quinn Lewis premieres his new single and video for “Hanging On”.

by Christopher Smith

Quinn Lewis Hanging On

Today, Australian pop singer-songwriter Quinn Lewis debuts “Hanging On”. The new single marks his first release since signing with Arista/Small Giant Records.

“Hanging On” is accompanied by an official music video directed by Nick Leopold that showcases Quinn caught between fantasy vs. reality. Featuring a swamp-like atmosphere and a ‘70s-styled motel room submerged in water, the video quite literally finds Quinn stuck with no way out – which is what the song is all about.

“‘Hanging On’ is about a girl who I knew wasn’t into the relationship but who kept pulling me back in,” Quinn explains. “Finally, I told her, ‘You can’t keep me hanging on like this, you’ve just gotta cut the cord and let me go.’” Of the video, Quinn Lewis says: “Shooting the video for ‘Hanging On’ was pretty surreal. Nick and I went back and forth quite a bit to make sure every detail was perfect and spoke to the vibe of the song. When I shot this video, I felt all of the same emotions that I needed to get out in the song and what I felt during the relationship it’s inspired by”.

Building on the soulful sincerity in recent releases like “Weekend Luv” and “In Between,” Quinn further reveals his song-craft with “Hanging On.” Along with showing his gift for creating heart-melting melodies, the song brilliantly contrasts its bittersweet undercurrent with bright beats and urgent vocal work. “One of the things I’d like to get across with my music is that however you’re feeling and whatever you’re going through, it’s all okay,” says the Australia-born 22-year-old. “I’d love for people to walk away knowing that you can be confident in your sadness, or confident in feeling like you’re out of place”.

Born in Brisbane, Quinn relocated to the U.S. and is currently living in Nashville. Quinn’s first release, “Slipping,” hit #1 on Hype Machine, while the follow-up singles “In Between” and “Weekend Luv” both received widespread DSP support. Following his breakout success, Quinn inked a deal with Arista/Small Giant Records.

As he continues to turn out new material. Quinn’s main mission is to sustain and deepen the unaffected honesty he’s always instilled into his music. Mostly it’s about trying to reach someone out there who feels like they’re sticking out like a sore thumb, and let them know they’re not alone in caring about someone too much. “The thing that got me writing songs in the first place is the thing that keeps me going today”.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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